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Beer (updated 05/26/24)

*HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM Monday-Friday, $2 off all DRAFT pints*

Bancroft Beer  |  2.5 / 4 / 6
Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with 2-row and Maris Otter malt. Singularly hopped with Mosaic. Punch notes of Satsuma orange rind, lychee flesh, and fresh blueberry muffin, with a clean and crisp finish. 4.20% abv

Enjoying with friends? Grab a pitcher!  |  18 

Nothing is Revealed  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Rustic ale brewed in collaboration with Human Robot and our good friend Scott Morrison. A long, slow step mash with a simple malt bill of Belgian pils, hopped in the boil with Styrian and East Kent Goldings. We sourced the yeast from a famous brewery in Tourpes, Belgium, said a little prayer and let it ferment without temperature control. The flavor is clean and dry. Aromas of lemon, pear, and earthy hops, with a distinct minerality and a balanced bitterness. 5.5% abv

Barley Grind  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

West Coast Pale Ale. We’re continuing our series of skateboard beers from last summer! Donny Barley’s signature move from one of the realest skate videos of all time, Toy Machine’s Welcome to Hell. This one’s started with a base of domestic two row, flaked barley, malted oats, and a dash of beautiful French Caramunich for a little color and character. Hopped entirely with one of our old school favorites, Amarillo.  Classic pine sap and citrus, clean finish with a bitter snap. Groovy. 5% abv.

NAture’s Madness  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

West Coast IPA brewed with domestic 2-row, Vienna, and a dash of English crystal rye. Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, and Chinok.  Classic West Coast profile with a lightly bready malt base underneath layers of leafy greens and evergreen needles, a citrus twist, and a clean bitter finish. 6.5% abv

Roar of Time  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

NZ IPA brewed with 2-row and oat malts. Hopped with two of our favorite Kiwi hops – Nelson Sauvin and Motueka. Soft and custardy, with hints of white grape, lime zest, and fresh spring breeze. 6.5% abv

Anger Quake (16 oz can)  |  8

It seems we get around to brewing this one once every three years. Back after two years, 11 months, and one day since the last run, Anger Quake! Anger Quake is our all-Citra DIPA brewed with a dash of oats and rye. Notes of all the marijuanas, extra tall grasses, with complimentary tropical fruit cocktail. 8.25% abv

Friston’s Brown  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Southern English inspired brown ale brewed up with our best buds from Sacred Vice Brewing in Kensington. Southern English brown ales differ from their Northern counterparts with a more rounded malt profile emphasizing softer dark fruit and toffee notes. Our version is brewed to slightly higher gravity with English spring barley pale malt bolstered by the addition of wonderful local honey from our friends Kara Jo Bee Farm, along a choice blend of specialty of malts for depth and color. Rich notes of toffee, Raisinets, and creamy milk chocolate with a smooth finish. 6.2% abv

Chadwick (nitro) |  3 / 4.5 / 7

OG Philly style porter brewed with a special blend of roasty malts over layers of 2-row, Munich, Vienna, and Maris Otter. Hopped with East Kent Goldings and fermented with our house ale strain. Rich notes of toffee, bittersweet chocolate covered espresso beans, and that classic English Earl Grey tea finish. 6% abv 

Crushroom  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Northern German style keller pils. Brewed entirely with one of our favorite pils malts and hopped with healthy additions of German Spalt Select and some fine Hallertauer Hersbrucker this go around. Fermented low and cold with our house lager yeast and then conditioned at frigid temps until it was ready to say “hi!” to the world. Crackery malt with layers of grassy herbs followed by a crisp spicy mineral finish. 5% abv

Rutiger  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Munich Helles. A beautifully simple unfiltered pale lager brewed with all pilsner malt, a bit of Tettnanger and Spalt Select, and fermented with our house lager yeast. Accentuated malt without being sweet, well attenuated and balanced by the lightly spicy restrained bitterness of the hops. Bread and honey showcase in the flavor, with supporting fresh herbal notes. Soft and dry finish. Incredibly refreshing and drinkable! 5.1% abv.

Smoked Dunkel  |  3 / 4.5 / 7
We take a traditional Munich Dunkel base and then add a little Bamberg twist with 25% beechwood smoked malt. Notes of hearth baked loaves of hearty bread slathered in Nutella with a light toffee sprinkle enjoyed while with the company of friends around a warm campfire. Just in time for BBQ season! 5.5% abv 
 
Oude Pêche (750mL Bottle) |  20

Mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with pilsner and wheat malts along with a little bit of Czech Saaz in the kettle. Fermented with our house RAF culture and allowed to condition in stainless for five months before adding 20 pounds per barrel of juicy ripe PA grown white freestone peaches from our friends at Green Meadow Farm. Pink Jolly Ranchers, old vine Chardonnay, vibrant acidity, clean mineral finish. 7.8% abv

Seven (750mL Bottle) |  21

Our Seventh Anniversary blend perhaps exemplifies what we do here at Second District more than any other project we’ve ever worked on. A blend of old world techniques with a nod to modern experimentation, and a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. Seven began as a blend of several releases from the late summer of 2022. We took some kegs of Wee Buddy, an English Summer Ale; Apricot Helix, an apricot-tangerine hard seltzer; Zestimated Antler, a lime zest conditioned version of our Nelson Pale Ale; and Future Rustic, a Bière de Coupage, and blended them all into one of our RAF tanks and allowed them to mingle for awhile. Once refermentation was complete (from the mixed culture inoculation provided by Future Rustic), we racked it into oak white wine barrels that had previously held our 5th anniversary blend for a lengthy two year slumber. The transformation of the liquid over that time is somewhere along the lines of a citrusy barrel aged saison, if we had to put our finger on a “style”; A melange of trifoliate orange skins, rubbed sage, classic barnyard, with a dry zesty finish. Most importantly, it’s just a really fun sip. Naturally carbonated in both bottle and keg. 6% abv. Cheers to Seven Years!

Big Hill Standard Cider  |  5 / 7
Beautiful, strait forward cider from our friend in Central PA. 5.5% abv
 
Samuel Adams Just the Haze NA  |  5  (12oz can)
We’ve tried a lot of non-alc beers, and this is one of the better ones.
 

Lil’ Buddy  |  5
Our version on the “Citywide” – a 10oz Bancroft Beer with a shot of bourbon
 
The Professor  |  7
A slightly snootier version of the “Citywide” – a 10oz Chadwick with a shot of Fernet Francisco
 

BEER TO GO:

*16oz 4-packs*

Bancroft Beer | 16

Anger Quake | 20

*750ml Bottles*

Oude Pêche  | 20

Seven  | 21

>>>FRESH 32oz CROWLERS AVAILABLE, INQUIRE WITH SERVER<<<

 

Wine, booze, etc.

WINE

2021 Galen Glen Gruner Veltliner   |  10

2023 Galen Glen Rosé | 12

2020 Galen Glen Chambourcin  |  11

 

HOUSE COCKTAILS

Negroni on tap!  |  11

simply classic!

 

Hopped Strawberry Margarita | 13

salta montes tequila, local strawberries, amarillo hops, fresh lime

 

Hibiscus Lemongrass Daiquiri  |  12

otto hibiscus rum, lemongrass ginger syrup, pineapple, lime, maggie’s farm falernum

 

Vin & Vigor  |  12

house barrel aged malt vinegar, blackberry syrup, bluecoat gin, fresh lime

 

Vin Less Vigor *N/A shrub* |  6

house barrel aged malt vinegar, blackberry syrup, club soda. Refreshing!

 

*NOW PROUDLY OFFERING, FROM OUR NEIGHBORS OTTO DISTILLING:

Hand crafted rum, from right down McKean Street

Philly Pepper – cinnamon/pepper spiced rum

Hibiscus Rum – infused with hibiscus flowers

Plum Rum – infused with plums

Coffee Rum – infused with coffee

Food

**HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, 4-6pm | SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR MENU AVAILABLE FOR DINE-IN ONLY**

 (v+) = vegan

LUNCHBOX SPECIALS 

MON-FRI NOON-4pm

*DINE-IN ONLY*

SERVED WITH SIDE OF FRIES OR SIDE SALAD – $12

Choose One:

SMASH BURGER

IMPOSSIBLE SMASH BURGER (v+)

BANCROFT-BRAISED CHICKEN SANDWICH

CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS

 

snacks 

Tempura Artichokes  |  9
lemon basil aioli, fresh herbs
 

Nacho Fries  |  14

curly fries, bancroft gouda beer cheese, refried pinto beans,

pickled jalapeños, white sauce 

Crispy Chicken  |  12
hand breaded chicken strips.

choice of house hot sauce, honey, or ranch

 
Skyline Chili Dog  |  11

nathan’s all beef hot dog, middle eastern-spiced beef chili, shredded cheese, raw onion, jalapeño

 
Snow Pea Asparagus Salad  |  12  (v+)
pickled brown beech mushrooms, sweet sesame ginger dressing, hot mustard, crispy shallots, cilantro. vegan
 

Golden Beet Salad  |  13

vinegar braised beets, whipped ricotta, beet vinaigrette, mixed greens, pita croutons, chopped pistachio.
*contains dairy, nuts*
-add falafel | 4  -add grilled chicken | 5
 
 
Local Cheese Board |  12
birchrun hills fat cat and blue cheeses, orange marmalade, grilled pineapple mustard, spiced walnuts, crostini
*contains dairy, nuts, seeds*
 
Side Salad | 6
spring mix, red onion, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette
 
Curly Fries | 8
choice of sauce:
fry sauce (v+) | ranch (v+) | ketchup
-add a cup of beer cheese sauce | 3

 

 

two hands

 
 Vada Pav (v+)  |  13
mumbai-style potato fritter sandwich.
curry spiced potato cake,
cilantro chutney, garlic chutney,
pickled red onion, seeded bun
 
 Remember Maoz? (v+)  |  12
fresh falafel, hummus, lettuce, cucumber,
red onion, white sauce, zhoug, pita
 
Bancroft-Braised Chicken Sandwich |  13
beer braised chicken, house giardiniera, provolone,
arugula, calabrian chile mayo, seeded bun
 
Smash Burger  |  8
all beef patty*, american cheese,
shredded lettuce, minced onions,
special sauce, pickles, seeded bun

make it a double |  14   make it a triple! |  18

 
Vegan Chopped Cheese (v+)  |  10
impossible patty, vegan provolone cheese,
banana peppers, tomatoes, arugula, seeded long roll.

 

dessert

Tres Leches | 10
salted dulce de leche, mint
 
 
 

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